I have really struggled over the last ten years to create masculine cards. Therefore, when I saw that today's Design Team challenge at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration was just that, I jumped in with both feet!
I'm not sure if I've just evolved creatively, or if Stampin' Up! just has some really cool products that make it super easy, or maybe both. Regardless, I was pretty happy with how my card turned out, and it took me less than 10 minutes to design and make it!
My apologies for the giant picture, but I wanted you to be able to see the detail of the frame I made using the Hardwood background stamp. After I stamped it on the Early Espresso, I cut each section into strips and layered them over the Soho Subway DSP. Don't you just love those Essential Wooden Elements? They come cut into several different shapes, so all I had to do was stamp on them and glue them on the card!
I hope that I INKspired you to get outside your creative comfort zone today. I also hope that I remember where this card is come Father's Day. Oh wait, his birthday is in a couple weeks! Perfect!